Electron transport via surface acoustic waves

F. Welna, J. B. Wang

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Electrons trapped and transported via surface acoustic waves (SAW) have been proposed as a possible implementation of quantum computation in the literature. However, if we are to achieve a level of precision required in a reliable and efficient quantum computer, we need to determine the characteristics of transport dynamics as precisely as possible. In this paper we present a detailed study of the electron transport process using a novel theoretical model in terms of Fermi wave packets. We investigate closely the role played by quantum mechanical processes in the transport dynamics. We also present a simple method for estimating the expected transmission spectra, based on the minimum depth of the moving SAW dot and the energy distribution of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1737-1746
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Electron transport
  • Quantum dot
  • Quantum dynamics
  • Surface acoustic wave


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